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November 2018

NOAA Listening Session on the Department of Commerce’s 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

November 26 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Madison, WI

NOAA is conducting a series of Listening Sessions across the United States to receive public input regarding the implementation of the Department of Commerce's 2018-2022 Strategic Plan. One of the goals in the Strategic Plan is to Strengthen U.S. Economic and National Security by Reducing Extreme Weather Impacts. NOAA has a critical role in implementing this goal through the implementation of the Weather Research Forecasting and Innovation Act of 2017 which includes advancing science and technology innovation, improving weather research to operations, developing a community-based weather model, and advancing seasonal to subseasonal weather forecasts.

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December 2018

Meetings of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body and Compact Council

December 6
Chicago, IL

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body (Regional Body) will meet on Thursday, December 6, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. CST at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Additionally, the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council (Compact Council) will meet on Thursday, December 6, 2018, at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. The meeting will begin immediately following the adjournment of the Regional Body meeting. Both meetings will be open to the public and will include an opportunity for public comments.

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Monitoring and Detecting Hydrilla: Three Case Studies in New York and New Jersey

December 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please join us for the next webinar in the Great Lakes Hydrilla Collaborative’s technical webinar series on December 11, 2018 from 2:00-3:00PM EST. Chris Doyle, Director of Biology with Solitude Lake Management, will discuss the general approach to hydrilla monitoring, and will then provide details on the specific approaches developed for three distinct sites: the Hudson River and New Croton Reservoir in New York, and the Delaware and Raritan Canal in New Jersey.

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January 2019

Introduction to Lakes Online

January 22, 2019

Introduction to Lakes is a six-week online course designed for anyone interested in learning about inland lakes. From the comfort of home or office, participants have 24/7 access to six online units complete with closed captioned video lectures, interactive activities, additional resources, discussion forums, quizzes and live chat sessions with classmates and Michigan State University Extension experts. Registration is open until January 8, 2019.

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February 2019

24th Annual Wetland Science Conference

February 19, 2019 - February 21, 2019
Middleton, WI

The annual Wetland Science Conference is a program of Wisconsin Wetlands Association. The two-day conference includes a keynote address, organized symposia, topical oral sessions, a poster session, working groups, a banquet, and field trips to area wetlands. Join other scientists and professionals of the wetland and water community of Wisconsin and the upper Midwest to: Share your wetland research, restoration, management, or outreach program; Learn new identification and assessment approaches and techniques; Hear about approaches to incorporating wetlands into watershed &…

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March 2019

2019 Great Lakes Congressional Breakfast

March 7, 2019
Washington, D.C.,

Hosted by the Great Lakes Commission and the Northeast-Midwest Institute, the 2019 Great Lakes Congressional Breakfast will be held March 7 in Washington, D.C. The Great Lakes Congressional Breakfast will feature dialogue on Great Lakes priorities by regional leaders and members of Congress who play a critical role in shaping Great Lakes policies.

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May 2019

Great Lakes Economic Forum

May 6, 2019 - May 8, 2019
Cleveland, Ohio

Launched in 2015, the Forum is the only binational conference in the Great Lakes Region that brings all levels government together with business, academia, and the non-profit sector to co-design new ways of positioning the Region to compete in today’s globalized economy while enhancing the well-being of the Region’s citizens and protecting the Great Lakes for future generations.

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June 2019

IAGLR’s 62nd annual Conference on Great Lakes Research

June 10, 2019 - June 14, 2019
Brockport, New York

Fellow researchers from around the world will gather in Brockport, New York, on the shores of the Erie Canal for IAGLR's 62nd annual Conference on Great Lakes Research. Hosted by The College at Brockport, State University of New York, the conference will feature four days of scientific sessions and speakers focusing on our theme Large Lakes Research: Connecting People and Ideas.

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2019 Great Lakes Public Forum

June 17, 2019 - June 19, 2019
Milwaukee, WI

The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement calls for the U.S. and Canada to convene the Great Lakes Public Forum once every three years to discuss the state of the lakes and progress made under the Agreement, and to provide an opportunity for public input. We are pleased to announce that the next Great Lakes Public Forum will be held in Milwaukee, WI at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center Hotel on June 17-19, 2019.

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